Russian Defense Ministry: Russian Armed Forces repelled 13 attacks, and also defeated 3 DRGs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
On the eve of the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not stop unsuccessful offensive operations in three directions - Krasnolimansky, Donetsk and Yuzhno-Donetsk. This was announced on July 8 by the Russian Ministry of Defense in its operational report on the course of the NMD over the past day.
According to the report, the situation on the fronts from north to south was as follows. So, in the Kupyansk direction, air strikes and artillery fire of the RF Armed Forces hit enemy units near a number of settlements in the Kharkov region and the LPR. In total, over 30 military personnel, 2 vehicles and 1 AN / TPQ-50 counter-battery radar were destroyed in this area.
In the Donetsk direction, heroically defending Russian servicemen successfully repelled 9 enemy attacks on the LBS, and also fired at enemy units near a number of settlements in the DPR, including Klescheevka and Avdiivka. Two ammunition depots were also hit: near the village of Mikhailovka, to HIMARS launchers, and near Avdiivka, to the 110th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Enemy losses (killed and wounded) amounted to about 500 servicemen, 3 tanks, 6 AFVs, 4 vehicles, 2 pickup trucks, 2 self-propelled guns M109 Paladin and 1 D-30 howitzer.
In the Krasnolimansky direction, air strikes and artillery fire of the RF Armed Forces successfully repelled 1 enemy attack near the village of Torskoye in the DPR, where 1 DRG of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was also destroyed. In addition, Russian troops fired on units of the Ukrainian army near a number of settlements of the DPR and LPR in this area and hit 3 ammunition depots of the 66th mechanized and 81st airmobile brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In general, more than 60 military personnel, 3 armored combat vehicles, 3 pickup trucks and 2 D-30 howitzers were destroyed.
In the South-Donetsk direction, air strikes and artillery fire successfully repelled 1 enemy assault attack, and also destroyed 1 enemy DRG in the DPR near the village of Urozhaynoye.
In the Zaporizhia direction, Russian troops carried out fire attacks on units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the village of Pyatikhatki and the city of Orekhov in the Zaporozhye region. 2 enemy reconnaissances were also successfully repelled in battle near the villages of Marfopol and Rabotino in the same region. Near the village of Dorozhnyanka, the activity of 1 enemy DRG was suppressed, and near the town of Orekhov, an ammunition depot of the 65th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was hit. At the same time, a base with fuel for equipment the adversary.
The total losses of the enemy in these two directions exceeded 170 military personnel, 3 armored combat vehicles, 3 cars, 1 pickup truck, 2 self-propelled guns - Cezar and Gvozdika, as well as 5 howitzers - 1 M777 unit and 2 Msta-B and D-20 units each .
In the Kherson direction, up to 40 military personnel, 1 tank, 4 vehicles and 1 Gvozdika self-propelled guns of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed as a result of fire damage.
A Su-27 fighter of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was shot down by means of air defense near Novogrigorovka in the DPR. In the NMD zone, 6 rockets to HIMARS were intercepted and 17 enemy UAVs were destroyed.